A background investigation provides you with a personal, financial and criminal history of an individual in question. A background check investigator will conduct interviews and uncover documents not only those available in the public records.
There is no standard or routine background check. The background investigation will be tailored to your areas of concern and reasons for the investigation, whether you are hiring a new employee or screening a nanny for your children, its always better to have a full understanding of who and what you will be involved with.
Commonly detected lies include the provision of false information such as education history and achievements, employment background and work experience, licenses and professional organization memberships or omitting prior experience to hide a lawsuit or grievance.